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The Broadcasting Council proposes Schlesinger's dismissal


As early as Monday, the broadcasting council of the public broadcaster could recall Schlesinger as director. This is based on a draft resolution that is available to SPIEGEL.

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Patricia Schlesinger

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An important week is coming up in the affair surrounding the resigned ARD and RBB boss Patricia Schlesinger.

In view of the still unresolved allegations against the 61-year-old, the public broadcaster's broadcasting council will meet in Berlin on Monday to discuss the termination of her contract.

"The RBB Broadcasting Council is dismissing Patricia Schlesinger from her position as RBB director with immediate effect," says the proposed resolution, which is available to SPIEGEL.

"The dismissal is due to reasons in the person of Ms. Schlesinger that would justify an extraordinary termination of the service contract by the RBB." The "Bild" newspaper first reported on the document.

Termination without notice is in the room

The question is whether there will be a termination without notice, as state politicians and the German Association of Journalists are demanding, and what about a possible severance payment.

On Tuesday, the managing director Hagen Brandstätter (administrative director), who stepped in for Schlesinger, will answer the questions of the Brandenburg state parliament about the Schlesinger cause.

It is week two after her resignation as RBB director.

Schlesinger faces numerous allegations of nepotism.

She always denied the allegations.

The Attorney General is investigating, and there is also an external investigation by a law firm.

Results are not yet available.


Source: spiegel

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